| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:32 PM
LBHS junior to sing at awards gala
Haley Castuera, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, has been cast as a singer at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on Feb. 11 in Palm Springs.
Castuera is also currently cast as Mother Abbess in LBHS's...
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Jul 17, 2011
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so artfully in her biblically rooted classic song "Coat of Many Colors." But the...
| Jul 15, 2011
In trying to give a modern twist to "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan's" bestselling story of women and friendship in 19th century China, director Wayne Wang has been tripped up by his chick-lit tendencies. He should have trusted that author Lisa See's...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Dick Smith, who was there when the place opened 31 years ago, was back at his piano bar in Phillips Seafood Sunday afternoon, the last day of business at Harborplace for the last of the original tenants. Smith played "As Time Goes By," and longtime...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Dan Rodricks dropped by Phillips Harborplace on Sunday for a sweet good-bye to the Light Street Pavilion anchor restaurant. He wasn't the only one.
Here's Rodricks' story about the people who showed up for the last day to reminisce about the...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Hammerjacks, Baltimore's shrine to big hair, loud dresses and heavy metal, is plotting a comeback.
An Anne Arundel County man has bought the trademark to sell Hammerjacks-related merchandise. And, he said he's negotiating with developers for a new...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Miss Universe is getting her own fragrance from an Aventura scent-maker.
Neil J. Katz has signed a deal with Donald Trump's pageant franchise to create a line of branded fragrances inspired by Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
"For us in...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:56 AM
First off, big thanks to Diane Trap for covering for me last week when I was traveling. Secondly, I HATE THE NEW FORMAT OF THE SHOW THIS YEAR.
So last week, we didn't vote, but this week we do, but next week is the actual finale, even though last week...
| May 31, 2012
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No sense burying the story here: The French dramedy “The Intouchables” has earned more than $300 million worldwide, but several American critics have alleged racism. On some level, the movie (based on a true story) does...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Mini-golf in the National Building Museum
Grab your putter and tee off in a one-of-a-kind miniature-golfing experience at Washington's National Building Museum. Challenge your friends and family to a round on one of several courses designed...